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Make it Quick Afghan

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Updated December 01, 2016
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Make it Quick Afghan
Make it Quick Afghan
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Short on time and need some quick crochet patterns? The Make it Quick Afghan from Bernat is an easy crochet pattern that you will love. This crochet afghan pattern creates a wonderful texture by crocheting into the back loops. Perfect for fall or any chilly evening, this afghan will quickly become your favorite. Complete this pattern with a contrasting crochet edging and voila! It's an easy way to bring a bit texture into your home without going over the top. It's a crochet blanket pattern that will look great in any room.

Easy

Crochet Hook: N/15 or 10 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

MEASUREMENTS: Approx 45" x 58" [114.5 x 147.5 cm].

MATERIALS

  • Bernat® Softee® Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz; 99 m/108 yds)
    • Main Color (MC) (28041 Clay) 8 balls
    • Contrast A (28203 Teal) 4 balls
  • Size 10 mm (U.S. N or 15) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.


GAUGE: 6 sc and 7 rows = 4" [10 cm]
 


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INSTRUCTIONS
BLANKET

  1. With MC, ch 56.
  2. 1st row: (RS). Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in each of next 4 ch. *1 hdc in each of next 5 ch. Sl st in each of next 5 ch. Rep from * 4 times more. Turn.
  3. 2nd row: Working in back loops only, sl st in each of next 5 sl st. *1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Sl st in each of next 5 sl st. Rep from * 4 times more. Turn.
  4. 3rd row: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of next 5 sl st. *Sl st in each of next 5 hdc. 1 hdc in each of next 5 sl st. Rep from * 4 times more. Turn.
  5. 4th row: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc). Working in back loops only, 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. *Sl st in each of next 5 st st. 1 hdc in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * 4 times more. Turn.
  6. 5th row: Working in back loops only, sl st in each of next 5 hdc. *1 hdc in each of next 5 sl st. Sl st in each of next 5 hdc. Rep from * 4 times more. Turn. Rep last 4 rows until work from beg measures 50" [127 cm], ending with a 2nd or 4th row. Fasten off.


EDGING

  1. With RS facing, join A with sl st at top right corner of Blanket.
  2. 1st rnd: Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in same sp as last sl st (corner). Work 73 sc evenly across top edge. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next st (corner). Work 73 sc evenly down side. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next st (corner). Work 53 sc evenly across bottom edge. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in next st (corner). Work 73 sc evenly up side. Join with sl st to first sc.
  3. 2nd rnd: Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in same sp as last sl st. Ch 1. Miss next sc. *1 sc in next sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc.* Rep from * to * across to next corner ch-1 sp. **(1 sc . Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Rep from * to * across to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from ** twice more. Join with sl st to first sc.
  4. 3rd rnd: Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 1. 1 sc) in same sp as last sl st. Ch 1. Miss next sc. *1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Miss next sc.* Rep from * to * across to next corner ch-1 sp. **(1 sc . Ch 1. 1 sc) in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Rep from * to * across to next corner ch-1 sp. Rep from ** twice more. Join with sl st first sc. Rep 3rd rnd until Edging measures 4" [10 cm]. Fasten off.

 

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I love the simplicity of this afghan. The blue edging made this afghan appealing. It gives me a masculine feel but it's also perfect for females.Thanks for having the pattern right in front.

Do you not chain 2 at the end of each row?

No, just follow it as written. Some rows just start with a slip stitch.

i started this afghan and i am having issues getting the width right. i did a test gage using the same yarn and hook suggested, and that came out fine, but my main color width seems to short (subtracted 8" for edging from final width) i can't seem to get it to be more than 30" across. my stitches seem pretty loose, so i don't think they are too tight. any suggestions?

Do you begin with chain 56 or chain 53?

This pattern is a multiple of 5 1. If you want to end on slip stitches on either side than you don't want a multiple of 10. For example, you would want 55 1 or 65 1, etc. If you use a multiple of 10 1 (60 1, 70 1, etc.) you will have slip stitches on one edge and half double crochet on the other edge making your pattern off center.

This pattern is a multiple of 5 plus 1. If you want to end on slip stitches on either side than you don't want a multiple of 10. For example, you would want 55 plus 1 or 65 plus one, etc. If you use a multiple of 10 plus 1 ( 60 plus 1, 70 plus 1, etc.) you will have slip stitches on one edge and half double crochet on the other edge making your pattern off center.

I want to make this afghan, but need it larger than 45" x 58". How do I figure out how many extra chains to add to make the pattern work out?

I'm certain there's a typo, although I went to Bernat's website and the same typo is on their original pattern. It only makes sense to sc 53 across the top and bottom edges and sc 73 down each side.

A beautiful simple pattern. Thank you so much. I will certainly share your web site. Barb

I think that it's a typo for the 53 sc across the bottom.

I'm planning on making this pattern which is nice but I am also wondering the same question, why only 53 sc across the bottom?

I am going to try to make this one,however I don't know how to read(understand) the patterns.

EDGING why do you only sc 53 across bottom other sides are 73?

53 because you are ch 1 in between each stich.

I will be making this one. I think it wonderfully simple and beautiful.

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